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Thread: mother and child

  1. #1
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    mother and child

    I owe my god-daughter a huge debt of gratitude.

    When a lifelong friend (he and I met at age five and are now both sixty) asked me long ago to be a god-parent to his first child I was honored. As she grew toward adulthood, her ongoing interest in art prompted me to buy her birthday and Christmas gifts encouraging that interest and she works today in art therapy.

    I say I owe her gratitude because her ongoing interest in art kept the idea of pursuing my own long (but never explored) interest alive and at age 58 I picked up my first drawing pencil and have never regretted it (ArtRage came several months later, of course, and my pencils--graphite, color, watercolor and pastel--gather dust right now but one of these days...).

    Anyway, she now has a beautiful daugher of her own and the work below is a gift for her (and my lifelong friend). As my skills are still quite limited, I confess to using a color reference photo as well as a tracing image to pinpoint a few key facial positions. This is nearly all crayon with some airbrush and a sticker for the background; also a great deal of knife and eraser (my most often needed tool!) as well.

    As always, C&C welcome.
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    It sounds like you owe yourself a debt of gratitude as well. By making art an important part of others lives, we encourage ourselves to dip in the pool of the creative.

    Wonderful picture too. Very well done. As for confeessing, no need for confessions. Call it disclosure. A confession implies you did something wrong. A multitude of us rely on reference pictures. Before artrage, I would use charcoal and tracing paper to mark key features of peoples faces for portraits then transfer it to my drawing/painting surfaces by rubbing the back. A technique oddly refferred to as transferring. Ok, maybe not oddly. Techniques like this are tools not cheating. Again great picture.
    "Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

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    JB, congratulations. Wonderful painting.

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    A wonderful story and a marvellousm dedicated artpiece!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Would make a great mother's day greeting card jb
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    So very beautiful....
    Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. ~Mother Teresa


    http://rightbrainedmama.wordpress.com/

    and, most especially, my photography at
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    Terrific work JB
    Valerie

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    From me, just one word: "Beautiful".

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    a great painting. images without a lot of colour often seem to have more "soul" and makes the viewer become part of the picture (if that makes any sense... )
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